If you ask Stephanie what she loves most about the practice of yoga, she will ask you,
"How much time do you have?". A student since 2003, teaching since 2011, Stephanie's class is a mindful blend of breath and body that strengthens and lengthens the muscles with special emphasis on deeper holds, deeper breaths and thoughtful sequences that allow the body to move in a more natural way transitioning from one asana (posture) to the next. This allows each student to find the fullest expression of their pose. Grateful to see students transform from the inside out, Stephanie believes that on the mat - a sacred and deeply personal space - anything is possible.
Stephanie Benbenek instructs the following:
Deep Southern Flow
A conscious sequence of Yoga postures held for longer periods of time, challenging students with awareness to find their “edge” in body, breath and mindfulness. Develops strength, endurance and concentration.
In a Yin Yoga class, you will hold a pose for 3-5 minutes. When holding a pose for longer periods of time the practitioner is able to get into the deeper parts of the body, the Yin parts. Tendons, ligaments, and joints are exercised, not stretched and the benefits of Yin are endless. We'll focus on the spine, forward folding, back bending, twisting, and side flexion, as well as the hips. As good as it will be for the body, a Yin practice can be challenging for the mind, because we rest into the poses. You will be talked through each posture and gently guided from one pose to another with more yang like movements to help the continuation of the blood flow to these yin-like places in the body.